Photo: Ringing of the bell

July 16, 2013

Photo caption: This year at Pioneer Park Pastor Gary Schlenz of Crossroads Chapel sang a heartfelt song of one’s love of country. Peter Day / The Leader

This Fourth of July, as has occurred for many years in Lucerne Valley, the community celebrated the county’s independene by gathering around a replica of the Liberty Bell.

According to American tradition, the Liberty Bell rang out loudly and clearly on July 8, 1776. The ringing of the bell announced the reading of the Declaration of Independence on that very first day.

Patriotism on display in Lucerne Valley

July 16, 2013

Photo Caption The Red Hat Calendar Girls waved flags and threw candy during their award-winning ride down Highway 18 last Thursday. “I think they need one more flag on that float,” parade emcee Pastor Gary Schlenz good-naturedly joked. Peter Day / The Leader

By Peter Day
Editor

The Lucerne Valley came out in force to watch friends and family members participate in the town’s annual Fourth of July Parade.

LV parents take first steps to start up AYSO program

July 16, 2013

Photo Caption: AYSO Area Director Charlie Johnson talks to local parents about starting up a program in Lucerne Valley. Peter Day / The Leader

By PETER DAY
Editor

Lucerne Valley boys and girls may be kicking soccer balls up and down the Pioneer Park athletic field as early as next fall.

A small gathering of parents met at the park last Monday evening to hear regional American Youth Soccer Organization officials talk about starting a new AYSO program.

LVEDA discusses renewable energy siting

July 16, 2013

Photo Caption: Tony Malone of Lucerne Valley talks about solar energy at the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association meeting. Peter Day / The Leader

By PETER DAY
Editor

The Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association met on July 2 to compare its recommendations for the location of renewable energy projects should go with the state’s.

Weekly booking logs - July 10, 2013

July 16, 2013

BOOKING (RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY): On June 29 at 12:45 a.m. in the 9000 area of Lookout Road, 30-year-old Jason Dean Hansen of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property. He was booked into the Victor Valley Station and bail was set at $50,000. He received a pretrial release the next day.

BOOKING (DUI): On June 29 at 11:44 a.m. in the area of Highway 18 and Barstow Road, 56-year-old Paul Emerson Perry of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was cited and released later the same day.

Sheriff's Blotter 7-10-13

July 16, 2013

BURGLARY: A caller at 10:51 p.m. on July 1 reported that several people came over to the caller’s home in the 30000 area of Emerald Road to take back items. According to the reporting party, the suspects confronted the caller and forced their way into the house.

ARSON: A caller in the 30000 area of Highway 18 reported a fire had been set at a store. The incident was reported at 9:39 on July 2.

BURGLARY: On July 2 at 6:47 p.m., a caller in the 30000 area of Desert View Road reported their home was broken into, wires were cut and a trailer was missing.

Lucerne Valley’s first July 4th event was centered around ice

July 16, 2013

By PETER DAY
EDITOR

Like it has for the past 41 years, the red, white and blue of the Grand Old Flag shined bright as it made its way down Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley on July 4.

While Lucerne Valley’s first parade was more than four decades ago, its history of celebrating the independence of our country goes back much further.

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